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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

I have several slogans and a colloquium that I need trademarked what is the pathway for protection proprietary yeah thanks for jumping in Charlie so yeah slogans colloquium you know everyday sayings they can potentially be trademarked registered as Federal trademarks depending on where you’re using them right so um you don’t need to give the exact phrasing or anything like that but if they’re used on for example like you betcha here in Minnesota if you put that on a t-shirt you could potentially register that now I guarantee it probably already is registered as a federal trademark you betcha um yeah now like if a phrase is so commonplace that it doesn’t have any real meaning anymore there’s the possibility like you betcha that couldn’t be registered so we’d have to look into how widely known that phrase is and how often It’s associated with apparel for example but yeah you could register common phrases especially if they don’t have any meaning in that particular product category

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J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at